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Is gatorade bad for polycystic kidney disease

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Yap
Nephrology and Dialysis 14 years experience
Depends: If you have PKD without any effects of chronic kidney disease i.e. difficulty balancing potassium (to the point where it gets high), then you should b... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hyde
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Genetic anomalies: Some medical conditions, including adult polycystic kidney disease, are carried in our genes and can be passed from parent to child. Generally, if one... Read More
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Genetic anomalies: Polycystic kidney disease in adults is an autosomal dominant disease which means that you only need abnormal gene from one parent in order to get this... Read More
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 23 years experience
From both parents: While most PKD is "autosomal dominant" meaning that only one parent has to have the gene for the child to have the disease, there is a much rarer, mor... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
NO: Parapelvic cysts do not suggest polycystic kidney disease. Parapelvic cysts are rather common in occurrence and incidence increases with age.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Inherited problem: Polycystic kidney disease is something you inherit from a parent. If you know you have it, you will want to learn as much as you can about monitoring ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 17 years experience
Consistency : Make healthy decisions: low sodium diet, exercise, no tobacco, and be consistent. Take prescribed medications, control blood pressure, avoid all nsaid... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: You have to get a renal ultrasound. It is an imaging test that determines the size and number of cysts ona kidney. Based upon the number of cysts on... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
Urology 22 years experience
Yes: As the name implies, "autosomal dominant" indicates genetic pattern of spread to children. In this case, the affected person need only pass one of two... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No straight answer: if your kidney function remains preserved, no effect. if the kidney function declines and you wind up on dialysis, the life expectancy becomes more co... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
PCKD: I don't believe there are any good studies to support this. First...you need a good nephrologist. Polycystic kidney disease is monitored by ultrasou... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hammes
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Maybe no difference: Some cysts in the kidneys may be normal as people get older, and may not have anything to do with family history. Polycystic kidney disease is a gene... Read More

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